BEAUMONT - The vacant Holiday Inn-Midtown on North 11th St. is being renovated and will reopen in about six months.
Contractor Frank Farshad, chief executive of UPI Builders, said the Houston owners intend to invest more than $8 million to rebuild the six-story property that closed in 2009.
The hotel, built in the late 1970s, will remain a Holiday Inn property and be called the Holiday Inn-Medical Center, a marketing approach used extensively in Houston and other large cities as a way of identifying a property with local hospitals.
Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital is about a mile to the south on 11th St. at Calder Ave.
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